Last edited by Irishman; Aug 01 2012 at 11:37 AM.
Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer-and another one!
Saoilidh an duin’ air mhisg gum bi a h-uile duin’ air mhisg ach e fhèin.
I think the thread is solid evidence that the Olympics...despite it's original intent to unite...
is ultimately divisive.
Last edited by Herkdriver; Aug 01 2012 at 11:53 AM.
Very profound statement!
The olympics is not about uniting ppl. It's about showing the world the power of sport [to the individual].
Get off your arse and just do it!
if we look at track & field records we have quite a bit doping record too. as right now there is no evidence to prove shes guilty, so lets leave at that. beside we all grow up with "proven until guilty" maybe we ought to follow that rule instead using it as lip service.
the thing people fail to reliaze as china economy/power raise, they have the money to hire the best coach in the world, buy the best equipment in the world, and a pool of 1.3billion to choose from for talents. china spend hundreds million to train their athelete in china and aboard. they send all their top athelete to US/europe/australia for trainning, sometime years.
It's possible she's a phenomenal swimmer and nothing else, however the experts on the matter red flagged her performance as beyond an unenhanced level.
Couple that with China's track record on doping, not to say other nation's don't do it..but China places tremendous pressure on athletes to win Gold.
Well it doesn't look good.
Last edited by Herkdriver; Aug 01 2012 at 12:58 PM.
if phelp was not on american team, think how many these expert will accuse him of doping. his record were nothing short of extraordinary, compare to him the chinese girl record is almost nothing.
Last edited by s002wjh; Aug 02 2012 at 07:03 AM.
The United States just won two big gold medals back to back, with Kayla Harrison winning gold at 78kg in Judo and Gabrielle Douglas winning the women's individual all around in gymnastics.